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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Spaceship Earth hand and wand removal? in the News & Rumors forums; just read on mouseplanet - "there is a new rumor that the arm and wand looming over Spaceship Earth might be dismantled sooner than originally anticipated." anyone have any details? ...
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    Spaceship Earth hand and wand removal?

    just read on mouseplanet - "there is a new rumor that the arm and wand looming over Spaceship Earth might be dismantled sooner than originally anticipated."

    anyone have any details?

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    2007/2008, a replacement system along the lines of DL's 50th anniversary castle projection system is planning to be installed.

    My take: The wand was always a bit controversial - Disney knows this. The original lighting systems that provided the color-changing and laser-covered spaceship earth are still mounted atop the Universe of Energy and Living Seas, just unused because with the wand in the way they can't balance the light properly. The new system lets them remove the wand while plussing the sphere - without ever admitting the wand was a bit of a mistake.

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    Yeah - I knew they were planning on taking it down in a couple of years - but the rumor states that it looks like it might be coming down earlier than expected... I wonder if that is true - I have never been a fan of it, and wouldn't mind seeing it go.



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    A note.. the asymetrical form makes SE more photogenic overall than jsut the sphere alone, atleast from an artistic standpoint. A lot of times the sphere looks like a white blob in the background..

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    I was never a big fan of the wand, the 2000, the Epcot - none of it, really. I think it took away from not only SSE, but all of FW. See ya, Mickey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    I was never a big fan of the wand, the 2000, the Epcot - none of it, really. I think it took away from not only SSE, but all of FW. See ya, Mickey!
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    Hmmm... not really sure if I'm being called "stupid" here...



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    sure looks like it

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    It was a nice thought and if it had to go up, should have only been up for the Y2K party. I would help take it down and store Mickey and his wand at my house. Should make it easier for the family to find the place when they visit.

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    OK, then...

    What should Disney do with the Sorcerer Mickey hand and wand if it's taken down from SSE? Post your "suggestions" here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    OK, then...

    What should Disney do with the Sorcerer Mickey hand and wand if it's taken down from SSE? Post your "suggestions" here.
    Put it in the same place that they put that UGLY sorcerer Mickey hat that they must remove from MGM Studios!!!!

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    alrighty - I happen to like the hat at MGM - I just wish it wasnt in from of Mann's Chinese...

    But mind you I also liked the birthday cake...

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    Beth may still be a little hung over from her 21st birthday last night
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    But mind you I also liked the birthday cake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    Beth may still be a little hung over from her 21st birthday last night
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    I too kinda liked the Cakestle at the time But now when I see pictures of it I cringe. I really dislike the hat, so much so that I did not buy ANY of the 100 years of Magic stuff! and I usually buy hats and tees for every park.

    Now for The wand, it was okay when they had the year 2000, but I absolutely hate the font they chose for "Epcot" and will not be sad to see it go. A good place for it I think is by the entry plaza
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